The new Koenigsegg Regera is a plug-in hybrid megacar. The electric powertrain has three electric motors, one each on rear wheel and third one on the crankshaft, together capable to generate 700 bhp and 605 lb-ft torque. The conventional powertrain has a twin turbo 5.0 V8 gasoline engine capable of 1085 bhp at 7800 rpm. The combined system output stands at a earth shattering 1782 hp and 1475 lb-ft (2000) of torque.
All this power is delivered to the wheels via Koenigsegg Direct Drive transmission. This is a new style of transmission which enables the Koenigsegg Regera to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in just 2.7 seconds. IT CAN BE EVEN FASTER, if not for the traction control system, which puts a limit on the power burst. It does 150-250 kmph in 3.2 seconds, 0-300 in 12 seconds, while acceleration from 0 to 400 kmph is achieved in under 20 seconds.
All these numbers are possible thanks to the new transmission. What it does is, only the electric motors function at start, powering the rear wheels with maximum possible torque. Once you keep increasing speed, the petrol motor comes into picture, with the help of the crankshaft mounted electric motor. Koenigsegg says that this new transmission saves 50 percent of energy losses, as compared to conventional transmissions or CVTs. Another highlight besides the fact that this is the most powerful hybrid supercar is that the Regera has absolute sound insulation within its confines, even in full EV mode.
Officially revealed and limited to just 80 units, Koenigsegg Regera features abundant use of carbon fiber in its body, which has helped the car to keep its body weight to minimum. The car sports active front and rear wings, chassis control and lifting system. Regera is the first car wherein by the touch of a remote or smartphone can open and close the entire car simultaneously. Wing mirrors auto fold while Dihedral Synchro Helix Doors open out and rotate 90 degrees.
Another highlight on the recently revealed Koenigsegg Regera is its custom designed, sound tuned titanium system which has been developed along with Akrapovic. This exhaust system comes in with a fish tail outlet which is a unique fact.
Coming in at a base price of $1,890,000 – just over £1.2m (INR 11,68,36,870) the company has already confirmed sale of four units even before anybody could see what is termed as the world’s more powerful hybrid supercar.